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Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
position on the economy has been congressman paul ryan, who chairs the house budget committee. and just as mr. ryan has problems recalling his exact marathon time, so he appears to have real problems with who was responsible for the sequester in the first place. >> we think the sequesters will happen because the democrats have opposed our efforts to replace those cuts with others and they've offered no alternatives. >> and while the republican approach to the fast approaching sequester leads them to rewrite history and ignore the potential for economic disaster, mr. ryan's friend and colleague, eric cantor, was also out delivering his own version of republican revisionism. >> our house republican majority stands ready for the president and his party to join us in actually tackling the big problems facing this country. >> that was mr. eric cantor 6.0-let's turn to representative keith ellison, democrat from the state of minnesota. and to my colleague, joy reid, who is managing editor of congressman, it seems to me, sir, we have a major collision today. on the one hand, we ha
Jan 29, 2013 1:00pm PST
this is important. the bess they can we can do for the economy is to get this immigration -- comprehensive immigration reform right and get it done now. >> indeed. david, despite what we have just heard from the congressman who is very enthusiastic, rush limbaugh says the government's dole is what lures immigrants here. take a listen. >> i have seen a number of research, scholarly research data, which says that vast majority of arriving immigrants today come here because they believe that government is the source of prosperity. >> so that heaving mass of poison says that the borders are literally stacked full of people coming to take entitlements and benefits. >> yaen time yanytime you hear word scholarly research data and rush limbaugh together you know something is wrong. the congressman just told us a very shorthand story of his own family. obviously that one anecdote and many others we know of disprove what rush limbaugh is saying. but i think the extreme misuse of facts, which is not unusual for him, is also a sign of desperation because this is going to -- i think this has and will c
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm PST
a day after we learn that gdp, that's the mesh shush of how well our economy is performing, contracted by 0.1%. here is how some of the financial media covered it. quote, the best looking contraction in gdp you will ever see. and, quote, don't freak out about gdp. so what's going on here? less government spending happened. primarily in defense. that overshadowed more spending on the part of consumers and businesses, which is what these reporters were actually looking at. for more we go to jared bernstein a senior fellow on the center of budget and policy priorities and jonathan capehart a political opinion writer for "the washington post." welcome to both of you. >> thanks, karen. >> okay, jared. you know i like to come to you with these kinds of things. say what? it's good but it's bad? explain that one to me. >> well, sure. i mean, i already knew we were growing slowly. in fact, i'd say too slowly. i didn't think the economy was actually contracting before yesterday's report for the fourth quarter of last year. and i still don't think it's contracting. i think there were anomalies in
Feb 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
that slowly but surely we're adding jobs to the economy. in fact, those jobs we added in november and december turns out the government underestimated how many there were, and as one cnbc contributor jokingly put it, the u.s. is threatened by job inflation. it's good news for the white house, right? yes, but between gun safety, immigration reform, the sequester, the budget, and a number of the international crises, there is no rest for the weary. in fact, there's a phrase the white house likes to repeat to describe this very fact. >> certainly in my job but i think congress as well, they've got to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. so we can focus on jobs. >> we have to both walk and chew gum at the same time. >> walk and chew gum at the same time. >> all right. joining us now, michelle cottle, d.c. correspondent for the daily beast and "newsweek" whose latest issue profiles hillary clinton, and julian epstein, a democratic strategist. welcome to you both. >> thanks. >> good afternoon. >> julian, how is the white house successfully managing each of these policy fronts and sort of m
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)